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To: ken5050
As an aside, for those who might be interested, by far the best novel of U boat warfare in WW II is Nicholas' Monserrat's "The Cruel Sea."

The part that gave me a Holy Crap moment was when they were trying to put some salve on a badly burned seaman's body and the flesh was coming off in bits of charred flesh with each swipe. The salve was for mild sunburn and cautioned on applying to much lest the skin get damaged.

A good one from the othe side is "Iron Coffins".

It seemed to me that parts of "Das Boot" were taken from this book.

26 posted on 07/21/2013 1:59:52 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Oatka
A good one from the othe side is "Iron Coffins".

Das Boot, book and movie.

Regards,
GtG

PS My brother is/was a "sewer pipe sailor" (our Navy).

29 posted on 07/21/2013 3:00:03 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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